This week, Ira spoke with Santiago Michel. To listen to the interview click below.
Santiago Michel is performing in “Ilusión Mental,” a unique all-in-Spanish show in the Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This is the only show on the Las Vegas Strip performed entirely in Spanish.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Michel talks about his early interest in magic; learning English and moving to Las Vegas; researching the viability of performing totally in Spanish; and his future plans in the world of entertainment.
This week, Ira spoke with Ron Futrell. To listen to the interview click below.
Journalist Ron Futrell has been covering sports in Las Vegas for many years and has reported on the growth and challenges for both college and professional sports in the entertainment capital. He currently reports for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Futrell talks about his broadcasting career, the evolution of sports in Las Vegas, the impact of professional teams on the entertainment capital, and the controversy about parking space at the new Raiders Stadium.
This week, Ira spoke with Dennis Blair. To listen to the interview click below.
Comedian Dennis Blair is an accomplished screenwriter, award-winning songwriter and comedic actor.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Blair talks about his beginnings as a musician and his decision to add comedy to his act; becoming Rodney Dangerfield’s protégé; performing as the opening act for George Carlin for more than 18 years; the difference between the live stage and movies; and his upcoming jazz album.
Blair conceived and co-wrote Rodney’s hit movie, “Easy Money,” and also played two cameo roles. He co-wrote and was a featured actor in two Dangerfield specials on ABC, and was creative consultant for the album “Rappin’ Rodney.” The title song (which he co- wrote) was nominated for a Grammy Award.
His post-Rodney career has seen him opening for a multitude of celebrities such as Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Melissa Manchester, Joan Rivers, Elayne Boosler, George Wallace, Gloria Estefan, Joy Behar, and Jackie Mason.
This week, Ira spoke with Jeff Hanna. To listen to the interview click below.
Jeff Hanna is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Orleans July 7-8.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Hanna talks about the origins of the group; the influences and pressures that led to success; their 1972 groundbreaking “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album, which has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame; performing with his son, who has joined the band; and always keeping it fun on stage.
The iconic and influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music.
With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.